Peter Cochrane

Appointed: 1st January, 2017

Peter has over twenty years experience in senior executive leadership and governance roles in the public and private sectors.

He is a member of the Council and Bureau of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and a director of Ecotourism Australia and Tangaroa Blue Foundation. He chairs the Steering Committee of the National Environmental Science Program’s Marine Biodiversity Hub and its Research Users Committee, and the board of the Australian Tropical Herbarium Board. He is a member of the Steering Group of the Protected Area Learning and Research Collaboration, and the National Benefit Assessment Panel for the Marine National Facility.

He is an Adjunct Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He consults on environment and sustainability issues.

Peter was Director of National Parks and head of Parks Australia from 1999-2013.

He has a BSC and Master of Public Policy from ANU.  He is a member of Ecotourism Australia, the Resolution Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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